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Report 95-4: Faculty Salaries in California's Public Universities, 1995-96: A Report to the Legislature and the Governor in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

April 1995

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Annually, in accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 of the 1965 General Legislative Session, the Commission submits to the Governor and the Legislature an analysis of faculty salaries at the California State University and the University of California for the forthcoming fiscal year.

The Commission's report for the 1995-96 fiscal year contains an analysis of information on faculty salaries submitted to the State University and the University by their respective groups of comparison institutions, and shows how this information is used to calculate parity percentages included in this report. The parity percentage is a projection of the salary lag between the faculty salaries at each system and the average faculty salaries at their respective comparison institutions in the budget year. The methodology used to calculate these salary lags uses weighed averages for both systems.

This year, the estimated faculty salary lag figures for the State University and the University are 12.7 and 10.4 percent, respectively. These parity deficiency figures are among the highest observed in the history of this reporting process. State budget constraints are likely to limit future faculty salary increases as well.

This report also provides a summary of national faculty salary information that can provide a context for policy makers as faculty salary issues are considered. Overall, this information shoes a general decline in faculty salary increases nationally.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on April 3, 1995, on recommendation of its Fiscal Policy and Analysis Committee.

Related Topics: Faculty Salaries, Executive Compensation, Faculty and Staff Issues

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